Walnut (American Walnut or Black Walnut)

Walnut Wood (American or Black)

Grain Type: Straight grained with medium to large pores, occasionally figured grain pieces can be used for a more interesting pattern

Color: Rich colors from yellow sapwood to dark brown and tan heartwood, occasionally has red, green, or even purple hues

Advantages: Popular for all sorts of woodwork, this wood is ideal to work with in cutting, sanding, and even steam bending, gives a natural look to floors, low level of shrinkage for accurate measurements

Disadvantages: Not as hard as some woods, though still able to handle foot traffic, scratches, and dents with the right finish and care